Heptidin 4 Tablet

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Heptidin 4 Tablet Information

Heptidin 4 Tablet is a prescription medicine that is available as a Tablet. It is primarily used for the treatment of Anorexia Nervosa, Loss of appetite. Heptidin 4 Tablet also has some secondary and off-label uses. These are listed below.

The correct dosage of Heptidin 4 Tablet depends on the patient's age, gender, and medical history. Individual symptoms and route of administration also determines the right dosage. Refer to the dosage section for a detailed discussion.

Besides the aforementioned side effects, there are other adverse effects of Heptidin 4 Tablet as well, which are listed below. These side effects of Heptidin 4 Tablet are usually temporary and subside with the completion of treatment. Consult your doctor if these side effects become worse or stay for a longer duration.

Heptidin 4 Tablet's effect during pregnancy is Safe and Moderate while nursing. In addition, Heptidin 4 Tablet's effects on the liver, heart and kidney are discussed below in the Heptidin 4 Tablet related warnings section.

Individuals suffering from medical conditions like Peptic Ulcer must refrain from the use of Heptidin 4 Tablet since this can cause severe adverse effects. The section on Heptidin 4 Tablet contraindications lists all such conditions.

Drug reaction of Heptidin 4 Tablet with other medicines has been reported. Refer to the list below for further details.

In addition to the above precautions for Heptidin 4 Tablet, it is important to know that it is not safe while driving, and is not habit-forming.



Heptidin 4 Tablet Benefits & Uses

Heptidin 4 Tablet is used to treat the following -

Other Benefits

Heptidin 4 Tablet Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

Find the right dosage based on disease and age

Age Group Dosage
Adult
  • Disease: Allergy
  • Before or After Meal: After Meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 4 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 3 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
Geriatric
  • Disease: Allergy
  • Before or After Meal: After Meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 4 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 3 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
13 - 18 years (Adolescent)
  • Disease: Allergy
  • Before or After Meal: After Meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 4 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 3 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
2 - 12 years (Child)
  • Disease: Allergy
  • Before or After Meal: After Meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 2 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 3 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor

Heptidin 4 Tablet Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Heptidin 4 Tablet safe for pregnant women?


    Pregnant women can take Heptidin without worrying about any side effects.

    Safe
  • Is the use of Heptidin 4 Tablet safe during breastfeeding?


    Breastfeeding women may feel side effects of Heptidin. If you see any side effects, stop taking Heptidin immediately and talk to your doctor. Take Heptidin again, only after your doctor's advice.

    Moderate
  • What is the effect of Heptidin 4 Tablet on the Kidneys?


    There are no side effects of Heptidin on the kidneys.

    Safe
  • What is the effect of Heptidin 4 Tablet on the Liver?


    Side effects of Heptidin rarely affect the liver.

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Heptidin 4 Tablet on the Heart?


    Heptidin may have mild side effects on the heart. Most people will never see any effect on the heart.

    Mild


Heptidin 4 Tablet Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Heptidin 4 Tablet unless your doctor advises you to do so -



Frequently asked Questions about Heptidin 4 Tablet

  • Is this Heptidin 4 Tablet habit forming or addictive?


    No, there is no any evidence that Heptidin 4 Tablet is addictive.

    No
  • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?


    No, you should do not do anything that requires concentration and attention as the Heptidin 4 Tablet can make you feel drowsy.

    Dangerous
  • Is it safe?


    Heptidin 4 Tablet is safe but it is important to consult a doctor before taking it.

    Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise
  • Is it able to treat mental disorders?


    No, Heptidin 4 Tablet cannot treat any kind of mental disorder.

    No

Heptidin 4 Tablet Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Heptidin 4 Tablet


    It is safe to take Heptidin 4 Tablet with food.

    Safe
  • Interaction between Alcohol and Heptidin 4 Tablet


    Taking alcohol with Heptidin 4 Tablet can be dangerous.

    Severe


Frequently asked Questions about Heptidin 4 Tablet

Question about 5 years ago

Can I take Heptidin with tylenol?

Dr. Abhijit MBBS , General Physician

Yes, Heptidin can be taken with tylenol. No harmful drug interaction has been reported between them. However, if you feel any unpleasant effects then consult your doctor.

Question over 4 years ago

Can I take Heptidin with Ibuprofen?

Dr. Ram Saini MD, MBBS , General Physician

Yes, Heptidin can be taken with ibuprofen. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between them. However, it doesn't mean that there will not be any side effect. If you feel any discomfort when taking this medicine do not hesitate to report to your doctor.

Question almost 5 years ago

Can I take Heptidin with zyrtec?

Dr. Ayush Pandey MBBS, PG Diploma , General Physician

Avoid taking Heptidin with zyrtec because it may increase side effects such as dizziness, drowsiness, and difficulty in breathing if taken together. If you are taking these two medicines together and feeling drowsy and difficulty breathing, then you are recommended not to drive or use heavy machinery. Please consult your doctor if you experience any unwanted side- effects.

Question over 5 years ago

Can I discontinue Heptidin on my own without doctors advice?

Dr. Uday Nath Sahoo MBBS , Internal Medicine

Discontinuation of Heptidin on your own can cause unwanted side effects and withdrawal effects. Recommended to always consult a doctor before discontinuing this medicine.

Question over 4 years ago

Can I take Heptidin with benadryl?

Dr. Abhijit MBBS , General Physician

Yes, Heptidin can be taken with Benadryl. No clinical interaction has been reported between them. However, it doesn't mean that no interaction could exist between them. If you experience any unpleasant effects after taking this medicine please consult your doctor immediately and follow his/her instructions.



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This medicine data has been created by -

Vikas Chauhan

B.Pharma, Pharmacy
5 Years of Experience



References

US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Cyproheptadine HCI

KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 174



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